Rock Island sweeps first QC hoops polls of season


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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com

The holiday tournaments are over. The crossriver shootouts have been shot. Conference races are heating up with the new year.

Time then to finally unveil the first Quad Cities Prep Basketball Power Polls for this season.

Thursday night's rankings release was a historic one, too, with Rock Island sweeping both the boys' and girls' vote.

The Rocks are the second school in the local poll's six seasons now to accomplish the feat, joining arch-rival Moline, which swept the vote for the final month of the 2008-09 season and the first ballot in 2009-10.

The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus adminsters the poll, which includes co-sponsors WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo’s WRMJ-FM 102.3, the Kewanee-based Regional Radio Group and the Clinton Herald.

Dovetailing with the state rankings, the local media poll is a weekly concern now through the end of the regular season for both boys' and girls' hoops.

The Rocky boys (12-3) were named No. 1 on 12 of the 21 votes cast, for 196 of the possible 210 voting points, to edge Mississippi Athletic Conference leader Bettendorf (9-0).

Those Bulldogs earned seven top nods and 182 points. No. 3 Rockridge (14-2) and No. 4 North Scott (10-1) accounted for the other first-place votes, garnering one each.

In the girls' ballot, Rocky (19-2) was the overwhelming No. 1, picking up 16.5 top nods and 204.5 points after knocking off perenial No. 1 Assumption, 75-70 in last weekend's Dearrel Bates Mississippi River Shootout at Black Hawk.

Those Lady Knights (9-1) settled for second, still earning a first-place nod, to edge last season's final No. 1 Annawan (16-2), 154 points to 151.5. The Bravettes earned 1.5 top votes; No. 4 Muscatine (10-1) accounted for the remaining two top nods.

The Annawan girls kept Assumption from sweeping both polls last season, edging the Lady Knights in the final two girls' votes.

The Assumption boys, rated No. 1 in last season's final month, checked in at No. 5 this time despite an upset of North Scott (36-34) earlier this week. The Knights (6-3) did suffer narrow losses to Rocky (61-60 in overtime) and Bettendorf (49-47) last month.

Rocky, Bettendorf, Rockridge, Assumption and No. 9 Monmouth-Roseville (10-5) return from last season's final boys' Top 10.

Last season's final girls' Top 10 returns eight squads, with No. 5 Sherrard (19-1), No. 7 United Township (12-7), No. 9 Wethersfield (17-4) and No. 10 Galesburg (14-6) re-joining this season's opening top four.

Besides North Scott, today's boys' rankings also include No. 6 Pleasant Valley (7-2), No. 7 Wethersfield (14-3), No. 8 Kewanee (13-3) and No. 10 Sterling Newman (12-3). All but Newman were unrated at the end of last season.

Also among this season's initial girls' Top 10 are No. 6 Riverdale (15-2) and No. 8 Prophetstown (19-3), who both were in the others' receiving votes category at the end of last season.

In all, 18 boys' and 17 girls' squads received some sort of voting recognition in the season's opening poll.

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QC Prep Boys' Basketball Power Poll

-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald. This season's first vote was taken before Thursday night's results.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LYr.

1. Rock Island (12) (12-3) 196    4
-- Note: Ranked 7th in Illinois Class 4A, the Rocks finished second in the State Farm Holiday Classic large-school bracket, losing to state-rated North Chicago (69-61) in the final. However, Rocky has beaten such state-rated squads as Aurora West, Chicago Bogan and No. 5 Assumption, though. Next: Tonight hosts No. 16 Moline; Saturday at the Naperville Tournament.

2. Bettendorf (7) (9-0) 182 9
-- Note: Ranked 3rd in Iowa 4A, the Bulldogs lead the Mississippi Athletic Conference at 6-0. The most-impressive wins have been over traditional state powers Linn Mar and Cedar Rapids Washington, and a squeaker over No. 5 Assumption. Next: Tonight hosts No. 4 North Scott; Tuesday at Iowa City High.

3. Rockridge (1) (14-2) 153 5
-- Note: Ranked 4th in Illinois 2A, the Rockets are tops in the West Central North at 4-0 after a head-to-head win over No. 9 Monmouth-Roseville last week. Both losses came in the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament when Wisconsin-bound Ethan Happ was out with a knee injury. Next: Tonight hosts Macomb.

4. North Scott (1) (10-1) 151 3
-- Note: Ranked 2nd in Iowa 4A, the Lancers lost their first game, 36-34 Tuesday, to 3A state-rated Assumption. Notable wins over Linn Mar and Cedar Rapids Washington. too, and blew out No. 11 Galesburg at the Shootout, 68-36, led by college recruits Cortez Seals and Grant Graham. Next: Tonight at No. 2 Bettendorf.

5. Assumption (6-3) 132 1
-- Note: Shared the No. 5 ranking in Iowa 3A before upsetting No. 4 North Scott, 36-34 Tuesday. Led by Truman State signee Billy Daniel, the Knights are 4-1 in the MAC and a squad to fear. Losses have been thrillers to Rock Island (61-60 in OT), Bettendorf (49-47) and Iowa 4A's top-ranked team, Iowa City West (56-53). Next: Tonight hosts Davenport West; Saturday hosts Muscatine; Tuesday at Alleman.

6. Pleasant Valley (7-2) 65 NR
-- Note: A good, veteran club that sometimes gets forgotten in the MAC's quality this season. The Spartans are 4-2 in MAC action, but the losses have been to No. 4 North Scott and No. 5 Assumption by a combined 9 points, so don't doubt they'll still be in the fight for the title this season. Next: Tonight at Clinton; Tuesday at Iowa-rated Dubuque Senior.

7. Wethersfield (14-3) 64 NR
-- Note: Shares the No. 8 ranking in Illinois 1A. The league's preseason favorites are a perfect 2-0 so far in the Lincoln Trail Conference. Finished third at Erie's Warkins Cardinals Classic after suffering the season's first loss there to tourney champ Bureau Valley. Next: Tonight at Princeville; Tuesday at Sciota West Prairie.

8. Kewanee (13-3) 63 NR
-- Note: Reached the championship game of the Marseilles Holiday Tournament before falling to Peru St. Bede. The Boilers are the 6-0 Three Rivers Conference leaders over Warkins champ Bureau Valley. Next: Tonight at Morrison; Saturday at Spring Valley Hall; Tuesday at No. 15 Erie.

9. Monmouth-Roseville (10-5) 58 2
-- Note: Ranked 8th in Illinois 2A. Led by college prospect Martel Hunter. Runner-up at the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament, but only 2-2 in league action to trail Rockridge. Next: Tonight at Sherrard.

10. Sterling Newman (12-3) 28 14t
-- Note: Last season's Elite Eight state qualifiers are 4-1 in the TRAC and contending with Kewanee. Scored a key 51-42 victory Tuesday over Warkins champ Bureau Valley. Next: Tonight at Prophetstown.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Galesburg (10-8) 22 NR
-- Note: Led by one of the area's top sophomores in Grant Gibson (22.5 ppg). Calling card win over Rock Island, too (53-52). But also have fallen short in their Thanksgiving and Christmas tournaments, and were the biggest blowout victim at the Genesis Shootout, 68-36 by No. 4 North Scott. Next: Tonight hosts United Township.

12. Orion (12-8) 15 12
-- Note: The Chargers finished second at Erie's Warkins Cardinals Classic, ending a string of five straight titles at the local holiday tournament. Orion is only 1-3 in West Central North action, too, so not quite there yet. Next: Jan. 18 at No. 9 Monmouth-Roseville.

13. Danville (10-0) 10 6
-- Note: Last season's Iowa 1A state runners-up are led by major-college recruited twins Michael and Steven Soukup. The Bears are not only ranked No. 1 in the state's smallest class, but are Iowa's highest-scoring team at 82.4 points-per-game. Next: Tonight at Donnellson Central Lee; Saturday at the Wisconsin Dells vs. Wisconsin's top-ranked Randolph; Tuesday hosts Keosauqua Van Buren.

14. Preston (9-0) 5 NR
-- Note: Shares 8th in Iowa 1A. The Trojans boast a trio of double-figure scorers in Chase Zaruba, Colton Bormann and Logan Wilhelm. Preston averages 70.3 points-per-game overall. Next: Tonight hosts Lisbon; Tuesday hosts 2A state-rated Northeast Goose Lake.

15. Erie (12-7) 4 14t
-- Note: Finished a disappointing seventh at their own Warkins Cardinals Classic behind such .500 teams as Riverdale (fifth, 9-9) and Mercer County (sixth, 8-8). Next: Tonight at Fulton; Saturday at No. 17 Bureau Valley; Tuesday hosts No. 8 Kewanee.

16. Moline (8-7) 4 8
-- Note: A runner-up at DeKalb's Chuck Dayton Classic, but winless in three Western Big 6 conference games. Next: Tonight at No. 1 Rock Island; Saturday at Wheeling.

17. Bureau Valley (13-8) 2 NR
-- Note: Erie's Warkins holiday tournament champs over Orion, but a head-scratching 2-4 in Three Rivers Conference action. Next: Tonight hosts Amboy; Saturday at No. 15 Erie.

18. Riverdale (9-9) 1 3
-- Note: The defending Three Rivers Conference champs have played a tough, non-conference schedule, but remain in league contention at 4-2 despite missing leading scorer Jared Richmond in those two circuit setbacks. Next: Tuesday hosts Morrison.

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QC Prep Girls' Basketball Power Poll

-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald. This season's first vote was taken before Thursday night's results.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LYr.

1. Rock Island (16.5) (19-2) 204.5 4
-- Note: Ranked 7th in Illinois Class 4A. Won 16 straight before falling to state power Peoria Richwoods in the State Farm Classic semifinals and 2011-12 Final Four qualifier Springfield in the third-place game. The 6-0 Western Big 6 Conference leaders bounced back to topple No. 2 Assumption, 75-70 at the Mississippi River Shootout over the weekend, though. Next: Won at No. 14 Alleman, 68-56 Thursday; Saturday at No. 5 Sherrard.

2. Assumption (1) (9-1) 154 2
-- Note: Top-ranked in Iowa 3A again, and 7-0 to lead the Mississippi Athletic Conference as usual. However, Iowa's two-time defending state champions were edged by No. 1 Rock Island in the Shootout's finale. Next: Tonight at Davenport West; Saturday hosts No. 4 Muscatine.

3. Annawan (1.5) (16-2) 151.5 1
-- Note: Ranked 2nd in Illinois 1A and 7-0 leaders of the Lincoln Trail Conference. The Bravettes lost in overtime to 2A-rated Champaign St. Thomas More in the semifinals of the State Farm Classic, before settling for fourth with a 53-52 loss to 2A Rochester in the third-place game. Transfer Cierra Davis was cleared by the IHSA and she could suit up by the post-season which would make Annawan pretty incredible. All-Stater Celina VanHyfte won the State Farm scoring title for either class. Next: Monday & Wednesday at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament.

4. Muscatine (2) (10-1) 135 7
-- Note: Ranked 7th in Iowa 5A and co-leading the MAC at 7-0. Only loss to state-rated Iowa City High. Unfortunately did not play at the measuring-stick Shootout. Top player Leti Lerma is signed with Bradley. Next: Tonight at Burlington; Saturday No. 2 Assumption; Tuesday at Iowa-rated Washington.

5. Sherrard (19-1) 134 5
-- Note: Ranked 6th in Illinois 2A. The Tigers successsfully defended their championship at the Monticello Holiday Tournament. The two-time defending West Central North Conference champs also lead their league again at 6-0. A core from last spring's fourth-place softball finisher hopes to return to the Sweet 16 this basketball season. Next: Beat Macomb, 64-46 Thursday; Saturday hosts No. 1 Rock Island; Tuesday at Rockridge.

6. Riverdale (15-2) 83 13
-- Note: Ranked 10th in Illinois 2A. Tightened the Three Rivers Conference race last weekend with a 43-42 win over Prophetstown. Also beat the rival Prophets for the Prophetstown Holiday Tournament title. Next: Saturday at Morrison.

7. United Township (12-7) 74 3
-- Note: Showing steady improvement, including a 52-35 win over battle-tested No. 11 Pleasant Valley at the Mississippi River Shootout. Also 5-1 in the Big 6 with wins over everybody except No. 1 Rocky. Next: Beat Quincy, 56-39 Thursday; Saturday at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic.

8. Prophetstown (19-3) 73 14
-- Note: Ranked 8th in Illinois 1A. The Lady Prophets own a 1/2-game lead over 2A Riverdale, 6-1 to 5-1, in the 2A-dominated Three Rivers Conference. Prophetstown won the Polo Holiday Tournament, took second in its own holiday event and settled for third at the Oregon Thanksgiving Tournament. Next: Beat Sterling Newman, 50-38; Saturday at Bureau Valley.

9. Wethersfield (17-4) 56 10
-- Note: Ranked 9th in Illinois 1A. Champions of Erie's Warkins Cardinal Classic, for the second time in three seasons. Upset by No. 12 Orion, 41-37 Monday, though, for their first setback since the season's first two weeks in November. Next: Saturday & Monday & Wednesday at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament.

10. Galesburg (14-6) 29 8
-- Note: Shares the No. 10 ranking in Illinois 3A. Losses to state-rated Springfield and Rock Island, among others. Runner-up at the Charleston Holiday Tournament started the season 7-1. Next: Won at Moline, 58-49 Thursday; Saturday at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic.
 
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Pleasant Valley (7-4) 15 NR
-- Note: The Spartans are 7-1 in the MAC, but in non-conference action has lost to the unranked pair of Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Dubuque Senior, plus No. 7 UT in the Shootout. Next: Tonight hosts Clinton; Saturday hosts Dubuque Hempstead.

12. Mediapolis (11-1) 12 9
-- Note: Dropped from 4th to 10th in Iowa 3A after suffering the season's first loss last week to Mid-Prairie Wellman (40-31). Next: Tonight hosts Louisa-Muscatine; Tuesday hosts Winfield Mount Union.

13. Orion (12-7) 10 NR
-- Note: Only 2-3 in the West Central North, but upset No. 9 Wethersfield 41-37 Monday, and challenged state-ranked North Scott (47-45) at the Shootout. Next: Saturday hosts Illini Central; Monday at Monmouth-Roseville.

14. Alleman (10-9) 9 NR
-- Note: Still playing without IBCA All-Stater Zoe Kelso because of injury, and dealing with the transfer of All-Big 6 performer Cierra Davis, the Pioneers still managed to win the consolation championship at State Farm by beating state-ranked Kanakee Bishop McNamara. Has beaten No. 6 Riverdale, for instance, but lost to No. 5 Sherrard, and sits 0-6 in the Big 6. Next: Lost to No. 1 Rock Island, 68-56 Thursday; Saturday at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic.

15. Burlington Notre Dame (12-1) 8 NR
-- Note: Ranked No. 2 in Iowa 1A. The Falcons are the third-highest scoring squad in the state at 70.7 points-per-game. Only loss to much-larger No. 2 Assumption (69-34). Next: Tonight at Cardinal Eldon; Tuesday hosts Harmony.

16. Erie (14-5) 5 NR
-- Note: The Cardinals took third at their own Warkins Classic over the holidays, and rank behind Riverdale and Prophetstown at 4-3 in the TRAC. Next: Beat Fulton, 45-37 Thursday; Friday & Saturday at the Lena Winslow Tournament; Tuesday at Morrison.

17. Bettendorf (6-5) 2 NR
-- Note: Losses to Assumption, Muscatine and state-ranked North Scott in MAC action. Next: Tonight at North Scott; Tuesday hosts Iowa City West.

ALSO ON THE RADAR:
-- North Scott (6-6): Ranked 14th in Iowa 4A. A hard-luck 4-4 in the MAC with losses to No. 2 Assumption (twice), No. 4 Muscatine and No. 11 PV. Also fell to state powers Iowa City High and Iowa City West, but barely survived tiny No. 13 Orion at the Shootout. Next: Tonight hosts No. 17 Bettendorf.

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INDIVIDUAL VOTES


Marc Nesseler, mnesseler@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus sports editor
United Township beat writer

BOYS:
1. Rockridge
2. Rock Island
3. Bettendorf
4. North Scott
5. Wethersfield
6. Kewanee
7. Assumption
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Sterling Newman
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Sherrard
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Wethersfield
8. United Township
9. Orion
10. Galesburg


Matt Randazzo, Matt.Randazzo@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Director

BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. North Scott
4. Assumption
5. Rockridge
6. Pleasant Valley
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Wethersfield
9. Danville
10. Kewanee
 
GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Sherrard
6. Wetherfield
7. United Township
8. Mediapolis
9. Prophetstown
10. Burlington Notre Dame


Steve Tappa, tappa@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus poll coordinator
Moline beat writer

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Rockridge
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Kewanee
9. Sterling Newman
10. Preston

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Muscatine
3. Assumption
4. Annawan
5. Sherrard
6. United Township
7. Riverdale
8. Wethersfield
9. Prophetstown
10. Alleman


Kory Kuffler, Kory.Kuffler@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 sports anchor

BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Wethersfield
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Monmouth-Roseville
9. Bureau Valley
10. Danville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Sherrard
6. Prophetstown
7. Riverdale
8. Wethersfield
9. Burlington Notre Dame
10. Mediapolis


Pete Ivanic, pwivanic36@gmail.com
MC22 broadcast play-by-play/analyst

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Rockridge
6. Pleasant Valley
7. Kewanee
8. Sterling Newman
9. Wethersfield
10. Orion

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Sherrard
5. Riverdale
6. United Township
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Annawan
9. Prophetstown
10. Wethersfield


Fred Klauke, fklauke@mediacomcc.com
MC22 production manager

BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Pleasant Valley
6. Rockridge
7. Kewanee
8. Wethersfield
9. Sterling Newman
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Muscatine
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Sherrard
5. Annawan
6. Riverdale
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Bettendorf


John Hoscheidt, john@wrmj.com
WRMJ-FM 102.3 owner & operator

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. North Scott
4. Rockridge
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Pleasant Valley
7. Assumption
8. Sterling Newman
9. Galesburg
10. Kewanee

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Muscatine
4. Assumption
5. Sherrard
6. Galesburg
7. Riverdale
8. Wethersfield
9. Prophetstown
10. Bettendorf


Mike Cocquit, sports@regionaldailynews.com
Regional Media Sports Director
WJRE-FM 102.5 play-by-play

BOYS:
1. North Scott
2. Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Rock Island     
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Wethersfield
8. Galesburg
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Orion
 
GIRLS
1. Annawan
2. Sherrard
3. Rock Island
4. Prophetstown
5. Wethersfield
6. Galesburg
7. Riverdale
8. Alleman
9. United Township
10. Muscatine


Ken Jacoby, ken.jacoby@mchsi.com
WYEC-FM 93.9 play-by-play

BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. North Scott
3. Rock Island
4. Assumption
5. Rockridge
6. Pleasant Valley
7. Kewanee
8. Sterling Newman
9. Wethersfield
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Sherrard
5. Annawan
6. Riverdale
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. Galesburg
10. United Township


Kurt Ritzman, kritzman@clintonherald.com
Clinton Herald, Assistant Sports Editor

BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Kewanee
5. North Scott
6. Assumption
7. Preston
8. Galesburg
9. Wethersfield
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Muscatine
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. United Township
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Annawan
9. Wethersfield
10. Sherrard


Jeff Wendland, jwendland@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus lead sports layout

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Bettendorf
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Galesburg
7. Wethersfield
8. Kewanee
9. Monmouth-Roseville
10. Orion

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. United Township
5. Sherrard
6. Galesburg
7. Riverdale
8. Prophetstown
9. Wethersfield
10. Alleman


Tom Johnston, tbone@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus college beat writer

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Wethersfield
8. Kewanee
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Orion

GIRLS POLL
1 (tie). Annawan
1 (tie). Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Muscatine
5. United Township
6. Galesburg
7. Sherrard
8. Riverdale
9. Wethersfield
10. Prophetstown


Daniel Makarewicz, Danmak@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 boys/Rock Island/Alleman beat writer

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Assumption
4. Monmouth-Roseville
5. Wethersfield
6. Kewanee
7. North Scott
8. Bettendorf
9. Moline
10. Riverdale

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Sherrard
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. United Township
7. Assumption
8. Orion
9. Alleman
10. Erie


Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 girls/Geneseo beat writer

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Rockridge
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Kewanee
9. Sterling Newman
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Sherrard
5. Muscatine
6. United Township
7. Orion
8. Galesburg
9. Alleman
10. Wethersfield


Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus area beat writer

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Bettendorf
4. North Scott
5. Assumption
6. Kewanee
7. Wethersfield
8. Sterling Newman
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Galesburg
 
GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Sherrard
4. Assumption
5. Muscatine
6. Riverdale
7. Prophetstown
8. United Township
9. Galesburg
10. Wethersfield


Chris Steele, chrissteele@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Galesburg
4. Orion
5. North Scott
6. Bettendorf
7. Assumption
8. Erie
9. Moline
10. Kewanee

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Muscatine
3. United Township
4. Sherrard
5. Riverdale
6. Assumption
7. Prophetstown
8. Annawan
9. Erie
10. Wethersfield


D.J. Jarvis, djarvis@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Scoreboard page/online results

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. North Scott
5. Wethersfield
6. Kewanee
7. Sterling Newman
8. Monmouth-Roseville
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Assumption

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Sherrard
4. Assumption
5. Muscatine
6. Prophetstown
7. Wethersfield
8. Riverdale
9. Erie
10. Galesburg


Anthony Sandoval, asando@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. North Scott
3. Bettendorf
4. Rockridge
5. Kewanee
6. Wethersfield
7. Assumption
8. Sterling Newman
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Erie

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Sherrard
3. Annawan
4. Riverdale
5. Muscatine
6. Prophetstown
7. Assumption
8. Wethersfield
9. United Township
10. Orion


Brett Nowack, Brett.Nowack@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Reporter

BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. North Scott
3. Rock Island
4. Assumption
5. Rockridge
6. Pleasant Valley
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Wethersfield
9. Kewanee
10. Danville
 
GIRLS:
1. Assumption
2. Rock Island
3. Muscatine
4. United Township
5. Annawan
6. Pleasant Valley
7. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
9. Mediapolis
10. Prophetstown


Scott Weas, Scott.Weas@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer

BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Rockridge
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Danville
9. Wethersfield
10. Kewanee
 
GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Wethersfield
6. Sherrard
7. Prophetstown
8. Mediapolis
9. United Township
10. Riverdale


Jenny Hipskind, Jenny.Hipskind@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer

BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. North Scott
4. Assumption
5. Rockridge
6. Pleasant Valley
7. Orion
8. Danville
9. Wethersfield
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Muscatine
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Annawan
5. Sherrard
6. Burlington Notre Dame
7. United Township
8. Mediapolis
9. Riverdale
10. Prophetstown

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QC Prep Basketball Power Poll glance

-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

BOYS:
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LYr.

1. Rock Island (12) (12-3) 196 4
2. Bettendorf (7) (9-0) 182 9
3. Rockridge (1) (14-2) 153 5
4. North Scott (1) (10-1) 151 13
5. Assumption (6-3) 132 1
6. Pleasant Valley (7-2) 65 NR
7. Wethersfield (14-3) 64 NR
8. Kewanee (13-3) 63 NR
9. Monmouth-Roseville (10-5) 58 2
10. Sterling Newman (12-3) 28 14t

-- Also receiving votes: Galesburg (10-8) 22; Orion (12-8) 15; Danville (10-0) 10; Preston (9-0) 5; Erie (12-7) 4; Moline (8-7) 4; Bureau Valley (13-8) 2; Riverdale (9-9) 1.

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GIRLS:
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LYr.

1. Rock Island (16.5) (19-2) 204.5 4
2. Assumption (1) (9-1) 154 2
3. Annawan (1.5) (16-2) 151.5 1
4. Muscatine (2) (10-1) 135 7
5. Sherrard (19-1) 134 5
6. Riverdale (15-2) 83 13
7. United Township (12-7) 74 3
8. Prophetstown (19-3) 73 14
9. Wethersfield (17-4) 56 10
10. Galesburg (14-6) 29 8
 
-- Also receiving votes: Pleasant Valley (7-4) 15; Mediapolis (11-1) 12; Orion (12-7) 10; Alleman (10-9) 9; Burlington Notre Dame (12-1) 8; Erie (14-5) 5; Bettendorf (6-5) 2.

-- Note: Records through Thursday night; Last year denotes final poll position.

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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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